“While it may seem that Apple has all but forgotten the iPod, the launch of its streaming music service might have the company singing a different tune,” Michael Simon writes for Macworld. “Music is tailor-made for the iPods of yore, and it just might be the thing that breathes new life into its line of personal players—which are rumored for a refresh next week.”
“While a new set of colors – gold, darker blue and darker pink variants for each of the models – might give sales at least a small shot in the arm, Apple Music presents an opportunity to truly give the iPod a reboot,” Simon writes. “If Apple could fit the nano with a 4G chip strictly for music streaming… it could be an always-on gadget that puts not thousands of songs in your pocket, but tens of millions.”
Simon asks, “What if the rumored iPod refresh includes Wi-Fi, cellular, and Apple Music?”
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MacDailyNews Take: How much for the data plan? It’d better not be too much or people wouldn’t bite or, as they do now, they’d simply opt for the more capable iPhone.
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